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El Camello

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Central American
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Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
+52 984 871 2036
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Tue 10:30 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited here twice within a couple of days. The grilled prawns in hot sauce where very good also the mixed ceviche was the best I've tasted in Mexico, so much fish and really fresh. My friends had the grilled fish and mixed kabab and everyone was very happy with there meals.

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Thank Nickindia_90
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended to us by our guide at Sian Ka'an. It's right on the left side when you enter Tulum Pueblo coming back from the biosphere. (by the way, stop at the honey place on the left side after you leave the biosphere...it's like halfway back to Tulum...but the honey is incredible!) Anyway, eat at El Camello. It's a locals and... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although there was an even split of both tourists and local Mexicans eating here, I would lean towards this place being a "locals" joint. This is the classic atmosphere you get in many open air Mexican and Central American eateries. Basic plates include a protein (Fish, Chicken, etc.), rice, beans and veg. Everything was tasty and reasonably priced. Nothing super... More 

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Thank B N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After waiting in line and getting your food you know why there are so many people waiting. 😊 good seafood and great service.

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Thank Sven G
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Local. Cheap. Authentic Mexican. Delicious food and buzzing atmosphere. We ate here 4 times as not much else good and cheap in town.

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Thank Alex L
Casper, Wyoming
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good and a great value, the place was crowded with locals and tourists alike. It helped that it was in easy walking distance from the Posada del Luna Sur.

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Thank wyocaver
Tulum, Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding! Great food at ridiculously low prices. Our go to place for seafood in Tulum. Their reputation is well deserved

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Queretaro
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and great prices although it is a very noisy and busy restaurant. It had few tourists. The only unpleasant thing were the loud TVs.

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New York, New York, United States
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Camello offers a welcoming and celebratory bustle as locals and tourists enjoy traditional favorites together and musicians often pass through for tips. The line that forms out front isn't just due to hype... it is well earned with good value and a menu of Mexican classics that stand out from the many look-a-like restaurants on the strip. The waiters... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After eating lots of below average seafood at the all inclusive buffet, this was like heaven on earth. The mixed seafood ceviche melted in your mouth. Don't forget to order a frozen pineapple for dessert. To die for!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Fast food, Soups, Central American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Tulum & Luna Sur, Tulum, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Riviera Maya  >  Tulum
  • Phone Number: +52 984 871 2036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?